Wednesday, August 29, 2012

No Greater Love: To Serve

"We can do no great things, only small things with great love."
-Mother Teresa

“Every day, think as you wake up, today I am fortunate to be alive, I have a precious human life, I am not going to waste it. I am going to use all my energies to develop myself, to expand my heart out to others; to achieve enlightenment for the benefit of all beings. I am going to have kind thoughts towards others, I am not going to get angry or think badly about others. I am going to benefit others as much as I can.”

- Dalai Lama

  "For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me."

-Matthew 25:35

It has been two years since my trip to Nepal and posting a blog so here's my update!

Professional and Educational life: I am working part-time at the Office of International Students and Scholars and finishing my last two classes at NYU.  My degree is in International Education and for the fall I am taking an applied psychology class called Development of Immigrant Youth.

Volunteer life: I am training for my first marathon in Philadelphia in November and I will also raise funds for an Nepalese nonprofit, Empower 1. Over the years I have met many amazing inspiring motivated young people. They all have compassionate hearts. We share many of the same dreams for the future of the next generation. We are from different countries or cultures but we hold the common value which is love.  

I think there is no greater way to show love than serving others. I think it's beautiful to see so many caring friends who are giving selfless and unconditional love. There is no better gift than giving your time and support for stranger or a friend.

These are events and volunteering opportunities that I will be doing for this fall. Please join me and my friends for the Walk for Nepal or other events. Thank you for your support and love!

Event: Susan G. Komen for the Cure 5k Walk/Run

Date: September 9, 2012
Time: 9:00am
Location: Central Park

Event: Walk for Nepal

Date: November 3, 2012
Time: On-site registration will start at 10:00 am
Walk will start at 12:00 pm
Program ends at 4:00 pm 
Location: Flushing Meadows Corona Park

These are the two organizations I will be supporting! Empower 1 and GMIN. Good Luck everyone!

Empower1 is a non-profit organization that is dedicated to the empowerment of underprivileged children in Nepal by means of quality education, building of life skills and a supportive environment for them to grow and flourish. Empower1 believes that every single child should be given the opportunity to explore and reach their potential, and be all that they can be.
GMIN is a registered nonprofit organization in the USA and was founded by energetic and dedicated individuals who want to see changes made from a Grassroot level in Nepal. GMIN is based in New York City and uses local knowledge and collective intelligence to address the pressing issues of Nepalese society. GMIN focuses on supporting and initiating grassroots level movements geared towards bringing sustainable social and environmental change in Nepal.

Organization: Plai Theatre

Dance and Puppetry Workshop
A workshop combining therapeutic dance techniques and puppetry with an open entry policy for young people with disabilities with an interest in drama, improvisation, acting out and storytelling. The group will work through several exercises that will engage participants to use their imaginations to create characters, situations and relationships. With the addition of puppets, those participants unable to put themselves into an imaginary situation, especially if their image of themselves is at all fragmented and insecure, find the puppet liberating. Collaboration with Concrete Temple Theatre

Date: Saturday, September 29, 11AM - 1PM
Location: 203 West 115th Street
(7th Avenue)
New York , NY

Organization: Monday Night Hospitality

Day: Mondays 
Volunteer to spend two hours serving the homeless a meal
Time: 6:30pm- 8:30pm

Location: 1157 Lex Ave. (Unitarian Church of All Souls)
It is located between 79/80 Street. just walk pass the line of men and women waiting to get in.

There's a short orientation. No need to sign up. Just show up!

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